What is wrong with my download location

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Thu Feb 11 17:45:41 PST 2010

On Feb 11, 2010, at 19:42, Scott Haneda wrote:

> I think I am starting to get this... the files are not at:
> http://one.of.the.mirrors.sf.ehatever.example.com/assp/filename.zip
> I can use curl to investigate:
> $curl http://internap.dl.sourceforge.net/assp/ASSP_1.6.5.4-Install.zip
> I get a 302 moved, 
> http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/assp/ASSP_1.6.5.4-Install.zip?download&failedmirror=internap.dl.sourceforge.net
> So, the SF.net admin puts the files wherever they want, I guess SF.net has a past history of files existing in a certain place, and they issue 302 redirects to keep things working?  Or is it up to the admin to define the redirects?

I assume it's part of the internal sourceforge infrastructure that no matter where files get put in the sourceforge directory hierarchy, they're available in a flat namespace via 302 redirects. I've never looked into it further than that.

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